You can easily mistake it for a glass or jewellery shop in Murano, were it not for its location in Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic quarter. Papabubble Caramels Artesans is a candy shop set to fire up the imagination.
Walk past the quiet street and your senses are assailed by the sweet and sugary aromas emanating from the shop. Step through the doors, and you can watch artisans at work, stretching, manipulating, rolling and cutting the kaleidoscopic candy into unusual shapes forming edible art.
Papbubble was started by two Australians from Melbourne, Christopher King and Nigel Chouri who relocated to Barcelona and opened up the store in 2004. Since then, they have stretched their sugary empire to New York City, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Seoul, Taipei and Lisbon.
Watching the candy being sculpted into shapes such as lollipops and rings is sure to release your inner child.
Papabubble Caramels Artesans
at Carrer Ample, 28
[Photo: Nerea Marta]